A Turkana woman buys food from a refugee woman in Kakuma camp in north western Kenya.
Refugee Studies Centre
Refugee policy may well be a humanitarian issue. But it is also a development issue.
There are indications that climate change in Malawi will make the country poorer and its people more static.
There is belief among some that climate change drives human displacement, but research in Malawi suggests otherwise.
East Africa is dealing with drought, famine, political instability – and hundreds of thousands of people in search of safety.
Refugees waiting to receive essential items, including food, jerry cans, blankets, soap and plastic sheeting, at Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp.
The timing of Kenya's announcement that it will close the world's largest refugee camp, and its reasons for doing so, hold important lessons for understanding refugee situations around the world.
A Yemeni girl holds a baby in a temporary shelter at the port town Bosasso in Somalia’s Puntland after fleeing war in Yemen.
Reuters/Feisal Omar T
Although Africa is familiar with large-scale refugee crises, it is uncommon for it to host people seeking protection from outside the continent, as is the case with thousands of Yemeni refugees.
Mickael, from Eritrea, sits close to a security fence on the main access route to the ferry harbour terminal in Calais, France.
The European obsession with labeling people either economic migrants or refugees hampers understanding of the problems they face. Adding the role remittances play to the debate would help.
Most of the migrants desperately crossing the Mediterranean from Africa are refugees.
The migration of early Africans into the Middle East, then across the Mediterranean into Europe and Asia – and eventually into the Americas and Australia and the Pacific Islands – is the origin of today’s humanity.